CAMDEN, N.J. — For the tenth consecutive year, Food Logistics has designated NFI a top 3PL and cold storage provider. The list was compiled by Food Logistics’ editorial staff and advisory board and published in the August issue. For the food and beverage business, the list serves as a resource directory of the industry’s main third-party logistics and cold-storage service providers.
NFI, founded in 1932, is one of North America’s oldest and largest privately-held 3PLs. NFI’s temperature-controlled and food-grade capabilities span its complete array of supply chain solutions, serving some of the largest customers in the food and beverage sector. Grocery retailers, food manufacturers and processors, and beverage producers are among the company’s top customers.
More than six million square feet of the company’s 57 million square feet of distribution space is dedicated to the food and beverage industry in both dry and food-grade capacities. In addition, NFI’s refrigerated transportation solutions assure product integrity. The company’s dedicated fleet of more than 12,500 trailers is made up of over 750 temperature-controlled trailers, while its brokerage team offers specialized refrigerated capabilities. NFI’s intermodal equipment also includes SlimLine refrigerated containers and non-operating refrigerated containers that can maintain temperatures as low as -20°F.
“To succeed, our customers need on-time performance and consistent service,” said Sid Brown, NFI’s CEO. “The food and beverage sector faces particular supply chain complications that are specific to product quality and laws.” Along with these complexities, COVID-19 presented significant hurdles to the industry during this time period. “To ensure that food supply chains remained uninterrupted while maintaining food safety standards, NFI was able to provide the flexibility and agility necessary for dealing with surges and working promptly with clients,” said Brown.
Food and beverage isn’t the only industry served by NFI. In addition to specialized transportation and distribution, NFI’s comprehensive suite of supply chain solutions includes brokerage and transportation management, as well as port drayage and intermodal, as well as global logistics and real estate services.
To see Food Logistics’ full list of award winners, view the list here.
NFI is a fully integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $2.6 billion in annual revenue and employs over 14,500 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates more than 50 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its dedicated fleet consists of over 4,500 tractors and 12,500 trailers operated by 3,900 company drivers and leveraging partnerships with 500 owner operators. NFI has a significant drayage presence at nearly every major U.S. port, leveraging the services of an additional 1,500 owner operators. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, distribution, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.